David and Svea Flood – Missionary Story

Back in 1921, a missionary couple named David and Svea Flood went with their 2 year old son from Sweden to the heart of Africa to what was then called the Belgian Congo. They met up with another young Scandinavian couple, the Ericksons, and the four of them sought God for direction.

In those days of much tenderness and devotion and sacrifice, they felt led of the Lord to set out from the main mission station and take the gospel to a remote area. This was a huge step of faith. At the village of N’dolera they were rebuffed by the chief, who would not let them enter his town for fear of alienating the local gods. The two couples opted to go half a mile up the slope and build their own mud huts’. They prayed for a spiritual breakthrough, but there was none. The only contact with the villagers was a young boy, who was allowed to sell them chickens and eggs twice a week.

Svea Flood, a tiny woman only four feet, eight inches tall, decided that if this was the only African she could talk to, she would try to lead the boy to Jesus. And in fact, she succeeded. But there were no other encouragements…”


The rest of the story is at The sphere of influence… from The Welcome Home Blog.

The full story can be found in “Aggie; A Girl Without a Country” (previously published under the title, “One Witness“), written by Aggie Hurst and published just after her death in 1981.

1 Voice Films is making a movie of Aggie Hurst’s life, called “Aggie“.

“From Africa to a South Dakota Indian Reservation, to Sweden, Aggie takes the audience on an adventure that they will never be able to forget. Aggie tells a story of God’s faithfulness to a small girl who questioned the meaning and worth of her life even throughout adulthood, until a providential turn of events brought her the answers to the questions she spent her life desperately asking. 1Voice Films is proud to produce the remarkable story of the little girl without a country who found answers to life’s most difficult questions.”


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